Marcel Mutsindashyaka was named Oberlin’s chief information officer in November 2022, bringing to campus extensive knowledge and experience in digital transformation, information technology operation, cybersecurity, risk management, data governance, and innovation.
As CIO, Mutsindashyaka is a key strategic partner on all technology-related initiatives at Oberlin, including enterprise infrastructure, applications, educational technology, information security, telecommunication services, and end-user and systems support. He provides vision, leadership, oversight, and management for the Irvin E. Houck Center for Information Technology, supervising six direct reports and a staff of 40 IT professionals.
Mutsindashyaka previously served as executive director of information technology and analytics for the University of Cincinnati Foundation, where he was responsible for aligning advancement technology with the University of Cincinnati and UC Health’s strategic priorities. In addition, he led “Digital Workforce,” an initiative that improved infrastructure, partnership, efficiency, data governance, and cybersecurity during his time.
He is a former Fulbright Scholar at the Rochester Institute of Technology and a survivor of the genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda. He embraces his role as a mentor to many young professionals in the fields of computer science, cybersecurity, and data science.